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Ben Dickey Lives On The 'Outskirts' And Takes A Star-Making Turn

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Ben Dickey performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - Recorded live for this session.
Gabriela Barbieri, WXPN

Ben Dickey performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - Recorded live for this session.

Meeting Ben Dickey is like running into an old friend you haven't seen in a while, but you're thrilled to see them. He was a joy to speak with the roots singer-songwriter while visiting the World Cafe Studio to play songs from his sophomore solo record, A Glimmer On The Outskirts — not just about the album, but also about his potential star-making turn as Blaze Foley in the Ethan Hawke-directed biopic Blaze. And that's not just my opinion. He picked up a special jury prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival for the performance, too.

In this session, Dickey talks about his latest album, how he ended up starring in a movie, and why Blaze Foley should be remembered. We get started with a performance of "The Bizzy Waltz." Listen in the player.

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